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DRDO starts studies to develop an Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft on the Su-30MKI platform Sukhoi 30 EW Variant

Source : IgMp Bureau

DRDO starts studies to develop an Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft on the Su-30MKI platform Sukhoi 30 EW Variant
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The Combat Aircraft Systems Development and Integration Center (CASDIC) has started feasibility studies for the integration of an Electronic Warfare (EW) suite on the Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft and this is considered the first step toward the development of the Su-30 Airborne Electronic Attack variant that will be capable to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions.

Airborne electronic attack (AEA) platforms are capable of disrupting, deceiving, or denying a broad range of military electronic systems including radars and communications. Su-30 aircraft will retain all of the multi-mission capabilities with its validated design and the capability to perform a wide range of enemy defense suppression missions.


Advanced Self Protection Jamming Pod (ASPJ ) and Dual-Colour Missile Approach Warning System by the DRDO's Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE).

The Su-30 Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft will be carrying Tactical Jamming pods, Communication Counter Measures set, Electronic Warfare Receiver Suite, Satellite communications and a High-Performance Signal Intelligence Sensor system.

China had unveiled a J-16D Electronic Warfare (EW) variant in September 2021 which soon became operational in the Chinese Air Force after combat training.

EA-18G Growler and J-16D are Electronic-Warfare versions of the F-18 E/F and J-16 (Sukhoi Su-27) multi-role strike fighters developed by Boeing and Shenyang Aircraft Corp that can be used to jam the enemy air-defense radars and deceive radars into detecting a large number of incoming warplanes or masking a large airborne fleet.

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